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France launches first strikes on ISIL in Iraq

Al Jazeera News - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 11:07pm
Two fighter jets took part in US-led operation that destroyed logistics depot held by rebels, President Hollande says.

Morocco to tackle citizens fighting in Syria

Al Jazeera News - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 9:36pm
Government's draft law incriminates fighting or training with armed groups, as hundreds of Moroccans said to join ISIL.

Iran 'Happy' dancers get suspended sentences

Al Jazeera News - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 9:30pm
Seven Iranians who appeared in a video singing along to US pop song handed prison terms and lashes, both suspended.

Houthi rebels shell Yemen state TV office

Al Jazeera News - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 8:55pm
Foreign airlines suspend flights to Sanaa airport as armed Shia group clashes with army on capital's northern outskirts.

Analysis: Why are Yemen talks stalling?

Al Jazeera News - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 7:26pm
Negotiations between Yemeni government and Houthi rebels have once again stalled amid fears of increased fighting.

Israel blockade endangers Gaza fishermen

Al Jazeera News - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 7:09pm
Palestinians say since onset of truce, Israeli naval forces have increased targeting them with shootings and arrests.

Houthi rebels push into Yemeni capital

Al Jazeera News - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 1:39pm
Residents and officials say Shia fighters advancing along Thalatheen Street, a major route into western edge of Sanaa.

Kurds call for help to fight ISIL in Syria

Al Jazeera News - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 6:23am
Turkish Kurds issue call to arms after Islamic State group fighters besiege Kurdish Syrian city in major assault.

Mothers of the disappeared in Latin America feel Gaza's pain

Electronic Intifada - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 5:31am

Unlike The New York Times, Latin America’s media can be trenchant in criticizing Israeli aggression.

Bahrain activist Maryam al-Khawaja released

Al Jazeera News - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 3:53am
Al-Khawaja out of prison but subject to travel ban and will face charges of assaulting a police officer.

Palestinians fleeing Syria charged $400 per month to rent garages in Beirut

Electronic Intifada - Fri, 19/09/2014 - 3:21am

Children of many Palestinian refugees face being denied education over the coming school year.

Leaked dossier shows Egypt's links to Libya

Al Jazeera News - Thu, 18/09/2014 - 8:38pm
As warnings mount against foreign intervention in Libya, a document reveals Egypt's military agreement with the country.

Palestinian discord slows Gaza rebuilding

Al Jazeera News - Thu, 18/09/2014 - 6:53pm
Divisions in unity government hampering reconstruction process meant to be monitored by Palestinian Authority.

US House backs plan to arm Syrian rebels

Al Jazeera News - Thu, 18/09/2014 - 12:23pm
Democrats and Republicans close ranks to vote 273 to 156 to approve Obama's train-and-equip plan meant to defeat ISIL.

Al-Qaeda-inspired group claims Sinai attack

Al Jazeera News - Thu, 18/09/2014 - 3:37am
Ansar Beit al-Maqdis publishes purported video of bomb attack that killed six soldiers in restive Sinai.

Emir tells Merkel Qatar does not fund ISIL

Al Jazeera News - Thu, 18/09/2014 - 3:07am
Sheikh Tamim denies claims on visit to German capital, saying Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant also threat to Qatar.

Israel tortures prisoners captured in Gaza invasion

Electronic Intifada - Thu, 18/09/2014 - 2:20am

Two dozen Palestinians from Gaza remain in Israeli detention; captors have threatened to rape the men’s wives.

Obama: US will not fight ground war in Iraq

Al Jazeera News - Thu, 18/09/2014 - 1:56am
US president vows troops in Iraq will not engage ISIL in combat a day after top general left door open to possibility.

Madrid conference seeks end to Libya crisis

Al Jazeera News - Thu, 18/09/2014 - 1:29am
Representatives from 16 nations, UN and Arab League attend meeting as fighting continues to rage.

Yemen clashes escalate as army shells rebels

Al Jazeera News - Thu, 18/09/2014 - 1:15am
Dozens of people killed in two days of fighting between Houthis and government-allied forces on outskirts of Sanaa.
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